• Lincoln Square's Sideshow Gelato serves scoops with a side of magic

    by Monica Eng / AXIOS Chicago / June 21, 2023

    A new shop is serving up gelato with a sprinkle of magic, mentorship and history in Lincoln Square.

    Driving the news: After years of planning and fundraising, chef Jay Bliznick opened Sideshow Gelato this month — thanks in part to investors like magician Penn Jillette and City of Chicago COVID recovery funds.

    What to expect: The space features a soda fountain, a gelato case, performance spaces and a small curio museum with a nod to the old Riverview Park sideshows.

    • Magicians, jugglers and a contortionist (who also work as scoopers) perform shows at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm on Saturdays and whenever there is a lull in business on other days. Read more HERE



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